Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Sunday, May 18, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Variegated weigela

This pretty variegated weigela shrub is blooming now in my backyard.

Variegated weigela with pink flowers blooms in May in Seattle

Variegated weigela with pink flowers blooms in May in Seattle

Participating in Pink Saturday, Garden Party Thursday, Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro SaturdayMacro MondayOutdoor Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayMonday Mellow Yellows, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. How about a new tag or category while you are here? Pink, perhaps?

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Published Saturday, May 17, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Field of red poppies

My sister was in the south of France recently and took this photo of the blood-red poppies.

Red, red poppies in a field in the south of France

Red, red poppies in a field in the south of France

Linking to Ruby Tuesday 2Blue Monday, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic WeekendsSkywatch Friday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Garden Party Thursday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, and Saturday Show Off. Please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog curly letters above to see a few recent photos here. Thank you.

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Published Thursday, May 15, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pretty sky

Sometimes there’s a break in the clouds.

Sometimes the sun does break through the gray clouds.

Sometimes the sun does break through the gray clouds.

Participating in Monday Mellow Yellows, Pink Saturday, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic WeekendsSkywatch Friday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, NF Catching the Light Monday, and Saturday Show Off. Try clicking on a tag in the tag cloud in the sidebar at right for some interesting images on a theme.

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Published Thursday, May 15, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dutch iris buds

The Pike Place Market is where flower junkies go for their fix. This bucket of blue Dutch iris buds is ready to go home with YOU.

True blue Dutch irises get ready to bloom at Seattle's Pike Place Market

True blue Dutch irises get ready to bloom at Seattle’s Pike Place Market

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Published Tuesday, May 13, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magnolia macro

Just a few short weeks ago, the Japanese magnolia in my backyard was in bloom. This photo is one of my very top faves and I am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

Pink and white Japanese magnolia blossom, up close

Pink and white Japanese magnolia blossom, up close

Participating in Pink Saturday, Garden Party Thursday, Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro SaturdayMacro MondayOutdoor Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayMy Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Try a new tag or category while you are here, perhaps?

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Published Monday, May 12, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Knitted bike rack

We have some artistic knitters in Burien, Washington. This yarn-covered bike rack (and more, not shown) is what some creative person or persons did to decorate the bike rack at the Burien Community Center recently. Stuff like this really floats my boat.

Colorful yarn-bombing of a bike rack in Burien, WA

Colorful yarn-bombing of a bike rack in Burien, WA

Joining this link with Good Fences Thursday, Ruby Tuesday 2Blue Monday, Pink Saturday, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, NF Catching the Light Monday, and Saturday Show Off. If one photo only shows on this page, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above for some more. Thanks!

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Published Saturday, May 10, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Drenched red rhodie

Seattle has had rain, and lots of it. We’re normally pretty damp, but this is WET.

Rain-drenched red rhododendron flower

Rain-drenched red rhododendron flower

Linking up to Water World Wednesday, Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Garden Party Thursday, Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro SaturdayMacro MondayOutdoor Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here, and please come back soon.

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Published Thursday, May 8, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tree peony bouquet

A local spot that has live music for dancing most nights, CC’s in Burien, had an incredible bouquet of pink tree peonies on the bar. Each blossom was as big as my head!

Large pink tree peony in a bouquet graces CC's Lounge in Burien, Washington

Large pink tree peony in a bouquet graces CC’s Lounge in Burien, Washington

Participating at Pink SaturdayMonday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2, Garden Party Thursday, Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro SaturdayMacro Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, and Saturday Show Off. You might try a new tag or category while you are here, or search in the upper right sidebar for a favorite flower to see what comes up.

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Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Burien clock

The little city of Burien, Washington, has a very sculptural clock. Here it is as it looked on Art Walk the other evening, in extremely fine weather. See the crescent moon in the sky, adding to the ambiance?

More sculpture than clock, Burien is lucky to have this special timepiece.

More sculpture than clock, Burien is lucky to have this special timepiece.

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Published Monday, May 5, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Kid self portraits

Burien, Washington is a small city west of SeaTac Airport. Once a month they do an art walk in Olde Burien. This appears to be self-portraits by some local students. I love these paintings. I hope the artists don’t mind this post!

Beautifully thought out and executed, young Burien-area artists show their own faces to the world at Art Walk

I call this image “Artistic.” Young Burien-area artists show their own faces to the world at Art Walk.

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Published Saturday, May 3, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Strawberry shortcake

One more birthday-related post. When I was a kid, my mom usually made us a strawberry shortcake for our birthdays. She isn’t here now, so if I want one, it’s up to me. I had some people here and this is what I made. It was good. Here is the recipe I used.

Lots of fresh strawberries, real whipped cream, and a "from scratch" sponge cake for a perfect birthday dessert

Lots of fresh strawberries, real whipped cream, and a “from scratch” sponge cake for a perfect birthday dessert

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Published Friday, May 2, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bouquet of roses and stock

A friend sent me one of the prettiest birthday bouquets I’ve ever had. I just know the florist was told “make it fragrant,” using lavender roses and purple and lavender stock! What a great combination, and such a festive gift.

Purple and lavender stock, and heavenly lavender roses, in a perfect florist bouquet

Purple and lavender stock, and heavenly lavender roses, in a perfect florist bouquet

More wonderful images at Garden Party Thursday, Seasonal Sundays, Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro SaturdayMacro Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. You might try a new tag or category while you are here. How about “rose” in the tag cloud at right?

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